Category Archives: Students

Tower Scholar Awarded Medders Undergraduate Fellowship

HCM Tower Scholar Ben Prengler ’19 was awarded the Tower Center Tom Bryant Medders, Jr. Fellowship for 2017-2019. Prengler, a pre-law student from Fairview, Texas, plans to use the fellowship for research comparing constitutional design in the United States and … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars address Russian cyber activities in simulation

The junior class of Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars participated in a simulations for their policy seminar course and presented their policy proposal to the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council May 1. The scholars acted as members of … Continue reading

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Q&A | A Scholar’s Life in Buenos Aires

The Tower Center talked with HCM Tower Scholar Kelsey Shipman about her experience studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shipman is a sophomore studying economics, public policy and foreign language. While in Buenos Aires she is interning with CIPPEC (Centro de … Continue reading

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Spring Break at the Library of Congress

HCM Tower Scholar and Tower Center student intern Destiny Rose Murphy is spending Spring Break at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Murphy is researching Chief Justice Earl Warren and his leadership throughout the Civil Rights movement for her … Continue reading

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Q&A | Tower Scholar studies death penalty in Dallas County

The Tower Center sat down with Senior Kate Moody, class of 2017, to discuss her research project on the cost of the death penalty in Dallas County. Moody is majoring in human rights and international studies, with minors in Spanish … Continue reading

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Student Blog | The China-Japan-Southeast Asia Relationship

In her assessment of China’s contemporary foreign policy Dr. Rumi Aoyama, a leading scholar in Chinese Foreign Policy from Waseda University, noted that China is creating meaningful “economic, institutional, and political ties around the world.” Aoyama began this semester’s Sun … Continue reading

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Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Kovan Barzani, class of 2017, managed Jim Burke’s 2016 campaign for the Texas House of Representatives District 114 in Dallas. Barzani started out as a Fellow at the Dallas County Democratic Party, and within a month … Continue reading

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Tower Scholar visits Poland | “Something I Will Never Forget”

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Destiny Rose Murphy, class of 2019, spent her winter break in Poland traveling to World War II-era concentration camps and memorials as part of the Embrey Human Rights Program Poland Holocaust Education Trip. Those who want … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Alexander Stephenson | Trump vs. NAFTA

The United States is facing a political climate unlike anything it has seen in recent memory due to the recent election of American businessman Donald Trump as the next president. The Trump administration will usher in a new era of … Continue reading

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Q&A with Sara Jendrusch | Exploring security within the commercial sex trade

The Tower Center sat down with Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Sara Jendrusch to discuss her research exploring the security of the commercial sex trade. Jendrusch has conducted research in Amsterdam, London and around the United States. She is majoring … Continue reading

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